UFC 136 Recap

Report by Anthony Springer, Jr. Photos by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Edgar roars back, topples Maynard It was like déjà vu all over again. After nearly being beaten and bloodied in the opening round of his second match with Gray Maynard, UFC lightweight Frankie Edgar found himself in similar territory all over again.…

[Snippet] Jake Shields – Against All Odds

Against All Odds Monday, 18 April 2011 23:14 Anthony Springer Jr. Published in Ultimate MMA Magazine Everyone Assumes GSP Will Defeat Jake Shields and Then Face Anderson Silva In a Superfight … Almost Everyone After just a few minutes of action, a gassed Jake Shields found himself staring up at the clock. With more than…

[Snippet] Jay Hieron – No Politics

No Politics Tuesday, 29 March 2011 21:58 Anthony Springer, Jr. Jay Hieron Has Found a Home in Bellator Because He Loves How He Controls His Own Destiny It wasn’t always like this. Jay Hieron wrapped practice at the Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas on a cool January day, departed in a car that runs…

Archives: “All Eyes On Kos”

The first byline, the first time I ever opened up the microphone on the radio, the first time I ever saw my name in print–all moments I’ll remember with pride. But the first cover story towers above all of those in significance. After ten years of work, I finally landed one–and it felt great. Springer_Koscheck_UMMA

Marquez wants “scared” Pacquiao

Originally posted at Fight News Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone With all eyes on a spectacular night of fighting that saw Andre Berto and Juan Manuel Marquez dominate their respective opponents, speculation on who would be the next of the two men to face Manny Pacquiao dominated post fight conversation.

Faber makes statement at bantam

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone “I think this was one of the best nights of fighting we’ve ever done.” With a list of high quality events on the promotion’s resume, WEC General Manager Reed Harris looked like a new father while praising his fighters. And on the night the UFC’s sister organization held…